2015 Tour de Suisse Stage 2 Risch-Rotkreuz - Risch-Rotkreuz

The stage:

The profile:

The GC before the start:
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:05:41
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:02
3 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:00:04
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:05
5 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ.fr
6 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
7 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:06
8 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team
9 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:07
11 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:08
12 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:09
13 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
14 Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling
15 Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
16 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
17 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:10
18 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step
19 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
20 Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team

Team Comp:
152 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:22
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 IAM Cycling 0:17:25
2 Movistar Team
3 Orica GreenEdge 0:00:01
4 BMC Racing Team 0:00:03
5 Team Giant-Alpecin
6 Trek Factory Racing 0:00:06
7 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:10
8 Team Sky 0:00:14
9 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:16
10 FDJ.fr
11 Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:21
12 Astana Pro Team 0:00:25
13 Lotto Soudal
14 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
15 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:28
16 Team Katusha 0:00:30
17 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:00:33
18 CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:00
19 Lampre-Merida 0:01:06

Jun 12, 2010
Re: 2015 Tour de Suisse Stage 2 Risch-Rotkreuz - Risch-Rotkr

Climbs 2 x +-300 m altitude change with max 5 %. then its 2 x 3.5 k with an average of 8-10 %. On hot days the last climb is really exposed to the sun and the lower slopes are like 12 %, so perfect for a brisk pace to force some selection. The downhill is super fast in the middle section. I wouldn't be surprised to see some 100 km/h plus numbers on strava.
Re: 2015 Tour de Suisse Stage 2 Risch-Rotkreuz - Risch-Rotkr

Michaelskreuz is 3,8km at 9%. That's 1 km too long for Sagan.

But it depends how they will ride it. If there'll be a group of 20 riders at the summit then Sagan will be there.
Re: 2015 Tour de Suisse Stage 2 Risch-Rotkreuz - Risch-Rotkr

I think this stage can be anything between a sprint from a 50-men group to GC contenders reaching the line in small groups with some important gaps in GC made. I think the best climber in the race can take this if the last two climbs are raced hard. But that would probably demand some early attacks from important riders, since I can't see any teams with enough climbing strength to make a carnage here.
Re: Re:

Bushman said:
Flamin said:
Bushman said:
Sagan should be the favourite, but he will probably be second somehow. GVA to win
Way too hard for Greg. For Sagan as well I think although you never know with him.
Dont think the pace will be furious. I think guys like Sagan, GVA and Albasini probably will be there.
I expect serious attacks. It's hard enough, also because they race the climb twice in the final 40k.